It means that she's taking an intensive course to learn English faster than is usual. An advanced course has to do with level (beginning, intermediate, advanced). An accelerated course has to do with intensity and pacing... One can do an accelerated course at beginning level, intermediate level or advanced level. An accelerating rate means: at a faster speed. Hoping this helps you.
Correct! You understood. A beginner could do an intensive course for four weeks, meeting 6 hours each day for 5 days a week! That would be 120 hours total. Another beginner is covering the same materials but taking a year-long course that only meets twice a week for one hour. That's 100 hours. The first one studies for one month in an intensive / accelerated way. The other one studies for a year in a slow way. Same thing could happen at the advanced level. One student takes a month intensive. Another one takes a year at a much slower pace!
@carstrk... no. An intensive course is NOT the same as advanced course. An advanced course can be at a slow relaxed pace, or at an intensive pace. The level of a course (beginner, intermediate, advanced) is different from its pace (slow and relaxed or intense). The amount of time required to master any level depends on the pace (how often does it meet and for how long).
@carstrk You cannot know if a course that is described as "accelerated" is faster than a course described as "intensive" unless you ask for details from the person or school that offers each course: how many hours per week, how much homework, how soon can you expect to reach a certain level? "Accelerated" just means faster than usual... but what people consider to be "usual" will be different from place to place. Five hours per week is "accelerated" from one hour per week. But five hours per week is not "intensive." Intensive would be 20 or 30 or 40 hours a week.
p.s. as another example, trying to answer your question has been an intensive process (i.e. it has taken a lot of time, back and forth communication, and effort)... but it has not been accelerated, i.e. faster than usual! In fact, it's been slower than usual!
@carstrk Yes, the definitions you shared in your last post mean the same things. To say the course happens in reduced time is the same as saying that it is happening in compressed time, in a shorter time or faster time... It all means the same thing. As to the exact speed or method of an "accelerated course"... you have to ask the person or school that offers the course for details about how they do that (how many hours, what pedagogy etc.). Good luck!